Problem with HostAP/WEP running in Managed mode

Chris techie
Thu Nov 18 12:55:32 PST 2004

Tony Espy wrote:


> Wi-Fi Card: Gemtek Prism II based CF card ( hostap_cs reports firmware 
> as -- NIC: id=0x801b v1.0.0, PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.0, STA: id=0x1f v1.4.9 )


> We had been running a Symbol Spectrum24 card w/the Orinoco driver that 
> worked great, however we have a new requirement to support WPA, thus 
> I've been working for the past week of so to try and get HostAP 
> working on the Pepper Pad.

I believe you will need a newer firmware to do WPA.  v1.4.9 is good for 
WEP, but we found that for WPA v1.7.4 was required.  A useful link is which contains instructions on 
how to upgrade your firmware and links to the firmware itself.  In the 
past I have found many problems are alleviated by upgrading the 
firmware, whether WPA was required or not.


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